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Courtney Announces More Than $1.9 Million in Federal Housing Funding for Eastern Connecticut

January 29, 2019
Press Release

Washington – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a combined $1,907,511 in grant funding to nine not-for-profit entities and public housing authorities located in eastern Connecticut under its Continuum of Care program. 

“Increasing access to quality, affordable housing is crucial when so many folks are facing uncertain financial futures,” said Congressman Courtney. “This new federal funding will help these organizations to keep programs up and running, and to improve the quality of life for many residents in eastern Connecticut.” 

Today’s announced grant awards will be dispersed amongst nine organizations across eastern Connecticut. Alliance for Living (New London) will receive $149,964 for their supportive housing program; Bethsaida Community (Norwich) will receive $90,978 to operate the Flora O’Neil Apartments, which serve as permanent supportive housing for homeless women with disabilities; Holy Family Home and Shelter (Willimantic) will receive $130,349 to operate “Homes Plus,” its first supportive housing program for 6 families and 4 individuals; Killingly Housing Authority will receive $120,916 to operate the Danielson Wrap Around Housing Program and the Putnam Wrap Around Housing Program; New London Homeless Hospitality Center, Inc. will receive $38,157 to operate the NLHHC Renewal Project; Safe Futures, Inc. (New London) will receive $51,596 to operate the Phoenix House Transitional Housing Program; Thames River Community Service Inc. (Norwich) will receive $195,983 to operate the Thomas River Family Program; Thames Valley Council for Community Action (Jewett City) will receive $696,464 to operate the Homeless Collaborative Network; and Windham Regional Community Council (Willimantic) will receive $433,104 to operate Project Haven, and Project Home. 

HUD’s Continuum of Care program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; promote access to and utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.